The revised Early Years Foundation Stage, 2021.
All Reception class staff will be working with a revised framework from September 2021.
Both the statutory and non-statutory guidance teachers work with have been changed.
The DfE (Department For Education) state that the aims of the reforms are to:
*improve outcomes for children
*strengthen language development
*reduce unnecessary paperwork so that staff can spend more time engaging in high quality interactions with children, supporting their learning.
4 Overarching Principles
The Unique Child
Learning and Development
3 Characteristics of Effective Learning
Playing and Exploring
Creating and Thinking Critically
7 areas of learning (3 Prime areas and 4 Specific areas)
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding The World
Expressive Arts and Design